Artist Gabriel Orozco is returning to New York for his first show at the Marian Goodman Gallery after living in Asia and practicing artisanal sculpture for two years. Drawing on skills learned from working at a stonemason’s yard in Bali, Indonesia, Orozco innovated his own method of using circles to cut away stone at a solid form. By using traditional local materials such as limestone, Orozco celebrates the ubiquity of stones as commonplace objects that can be singular in their composition or relational as a series of sculptures.
In Orozco’s work, geometry, geology and philosophy intersect. He is concerned with allusions to stone art of ancient cultures, including Mayan and Indian sculpture. Given the multiple and widespread sites of his works’ production — from Asia to Mexico — Orozco’s relation to place is neither universal nor localized. Ultimately, his work traces territorial and imaginary global connections given the cohesive geometric aesthetic imbued in his pieces from all over the world.
An opening reception for Gabriel Orozco will be held on September 12 from 6 to 8pm.
September 12 – October 27, 2018
24 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019